Online Training Courses
We are proud to officially launch our online Training Courses for Technical Officials. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Currently, the following courses are available on our training website https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/
Timekeeper and Chief Timekeeper
Check Starter and Clerk of the Course (Marshal)
Inspector of Turns
Judge of Stroke
Also available Online is the Introductory Level Officiating - General Principals, which we recommend you complete before starting any other training modules. Click on this link to register and begin your training.
Traditional Swimming Australia NOAP Learner Guides
The Swimming Australia learner guides have been updated to reflect stronger officiating principles to assist technical officials with their understanding. As per Sport Australia requirements, these guides have been refreshed to be more contemporary and have also been updated in line with recent changes to FINA rules.
These Guides now also allow Technical Officials to work at their own pace with information easier to comprehend for technical officials at any level or experience.
General Principles - please note, you will have to register here before beginning the course
A Learner Guide Module Coversheet must be completed in full to prove an official has gained an accreditation:
- Training Notes
- Training Exercises
- Open Water Training Notes
- For Assessors and Presenters
The training notes are to be done in conjunction with the training exercises.
Please note : Candidates attempting SAL Learner Guides / Modules for Technical Official accreditation must complete the relevant training exercises before the SAL module is attempted.
The training exercises are to be done in conjunction with the training notes.
Please note: candidates attempting SAL Learner Guides / Modules for Technical Official accreditation must complete the relevant training exercises before the SAL module is attempted.
These Open Water Training Notes have been created by the Swimming NSW Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.
The NSW Office of Sport conducts Assessor and Presenter Training Courses.
These two courses are often conducted as combined courses over single weekends.
The Assessor and Presenter Training Courses have been designed by Sport Australia to meet the needs of individuals who work as Presenters or Assessors in Coaching or Officiating Accreditation courses.
Click here to keep an eye on when the next course will be held, and to seek further information.
- Referee Examination Dates
|Associated Meet||Exam Date||Venue||Exam Start||Meet Start|
|Senior Metropolitan Championships||30 November 2018||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Choice of 9am or 1pm||1 December 2018|
|Coast & Valley Championships||30 November 2018||Woy Woy||TBC||30 November 2018|
|Open Water Championships||7 December 2018||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Choice of 9am or 1pm||8 December 2018|
|Senior State Age Championships||Any of 14-19 December 2018*||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Immediately after morning session||14 December 2018|
|Country Regionals - Armidale||26 January 2019||TBC||Conclusion of Saturday session (approx 4pm)||26 January 2019|
|Country Regionals - Eden||25 January 2019||TBC||TBC||26 January 2019|
|Country Regionals - Wagga Wagga||25 January 2019||TBC||TBC||26 January 2019|
|Country Championships||22 February 2019||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||9am||22 February 2019|
|Junior Metropolitan Championships||1 March 2019||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Choice of 9am or 1pm||2 March 2019|
|State Open Championships||Any of 15-17 March 2019||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Immediately after morning session||15 March 2019|
|Junior State Age Championships||29 March 2019||Swimming NSW Office - Board Room||Choice of 9am or 1pm||30 March 2019|
*except Sunday 16 December
To enrol in an exam, complete the application form below and return it to Josh Karp.